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Cheney School Board District 2

Election Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Elizabeth Winer 5,156 73.20%
Joshua Sutton 1,888 26.80%

* Race percentages are calculated with data from the Secretary of State's Office, which omits write-in votes from its calculations when there are too few to affect the outcome. The Spokane County Auditor's Office may have slightly different percentages than are reflected here because its figures include any write-in votes.

About The Race

The Candidates

Elizabeth Winer

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated Garber High School in Michigan in 2002. Graduated from Central Michigan University with a BS in secondary education in 2007. Graduated from University of Findlay with a Master’s in education in 2013.

Work history: Currently a high school science teacher at Insight School of Washington since 2018. Taught at three high schools in Ohio from 2011-16. Substitute teacher in Ohio from 2008-11. Currently a regular volunteer at Snowden Elementary School since 2019.

Political experience: Appointed to Cheney Public Schools board in May. Served on Big Sky homeowners association board since 2018.

Family: Married to Mike Winer. Two kids currently attending Cheney schools.

Joshua Sutton

Cheney, Washington

Education: Graduated Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Wash. in 1992. Graduated from Whitworth University with a bachelor's in communications in 2020.

Work history: Currently a financial and insurance agent at New York Life since 2020. Liquor salesman for the Odom Corporation from 2017-20. Soccer coach at Spokane Youth Sports Association from 2017-22. Worked in the beverage sales industry for 20 years, with Redbull, Southern Wine and Spirits, and Pepsi. Mortician at Green Funeral Home from 1992-2000. Worked in law enforcement.

Political experience: Currently serving on the Wishing Star Foundation board for a year.

Family: Married to Michelle Sutton. Three kids currently attending Cheney schools, two adult children.

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